Indivisible Madison
Press Release

Stop the Wisconsin GOP power grab

Indivisible Madison calls for people statewide to ”Pack the Capitol” for the JFC Hearing on Mon., Dec. 3 at 12:30 pm – and the #RESPECTMYVOTE rally on Mon., Dec. 3 at 5:30pm

By - Dec 3rd, 2018 05:24 am
 #RESPECTMYVOTE

#RESPECTMYVOTE

Wisconsin Republican leaders will not #RESPECTMYVOTE. These elected officials refuse to accept election results that saw Democrats take every statewide office.

A 141-page bill introduced in extraordinary session would consolidate power with the GOP-controlled legislature. It virtually overturns Wisconsin voters’ call for new leadership. This is nothing less than a coup.

Indivisible Madison is leading the resistance to the GOP leaders’ proposals. They have called for voters from all over the state to pack the Capitol for the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) hearing on Monday, December 3, at 12:30pm. They also have organized the #RESPECTMYVOTE rally at 5:30pm the same day for voters to voice their objections to this power grab.

The Facebook rally event (https://www.facebook.com/events/2491983410817496/) has been shared 800 times as of this writing. 1.2K are going or interested. And a notice to pack the Capitol for the JFC
hearing has been shared more than 400 times.

Twitter has been alive with the help of Ben Wikler – DC Director for MoveOn and a Madison, WI native. He has attracted a lot of national attention and he’s been invaluable advisor to Indivisible Madison. He’s heading from DC to Wisconsin to be at the hearing and rally.

Details for Madison, WI resistance events:

Joint Finance Committee hearing:

WHEN: Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 at 12:30 pm

WHERE: Wisconsin State Capitol, Room 412East

WHO: Indivisible Madison

FACEBOOK POST: https://www.facebook.com/1335083823215842/posts/2106862839371266/

#RESPECTMYVOTE rally:

WHEN: Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 at 5:30 pm

WHERE: State St. steps of the Wisconsin State Capitol

WHO: Indivisible Madison

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/2491983410817496/

Indivisible is a nationwide resistance organization founded shortly after Trump was elected president to resist his and the GOP Congressional agenda. Many of these groups – like Indivisible Madison – have also chosen to fight the state GOP agenda. There are approximately 5,000 resistance groups across the country registered with Indivisible, and nearly 100 in Wisconsin alone. Putting our strength together makes us a power to be reckoned with.

Indivisible Madison specializes in rapid response events and notices. They also organized the recent Trump Is Not Above the Law rally (in 24 hours), put together the organizing team for Families Belong Together (in one week), and organized the Candlelight Vigil in Solidarity with Charlottesville (in 24 hours).

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